It's no wonder why open house layouts make up the majority of today's
house plans! Whether you're building a
, or a
larger family-friendly residence
, an open concept floor plan will maximize space and provide excellent flow from room to room. Open floor plans combine the kitchen and family room (or other living space) into a single great room that's perfect for relaxed entertaining and informal gatherings. An open concept floor plan elevates the
to the heart and functional center of the home, often featuring an island that provides extra counter space and a snack bar with seating. Vaulted or decorative ceilings add drama.
often feature very open floor plans, but even more
have embraced the concept.